I need to bounce my ideas or my diagnosis off of you all.
I think a Sata port on my ASUS Z370-A II died...
This evening on my main rig a HDD disappeared and at the same time my computer became laggy. Moving the mouse across the screen is laggy. Diagnosis shows that the port is at fault. Changing the sata cable did not help. The HDD is alive on any other port. As soon as the port in question is vacant then the lagginess goes away. Bad port, correct?
I would hate to RMA the board because it will be a major inconvenience of 1st world proportions!
Full system specs:
Asus Z370-a II
WD 4TB Black
WD 2TB WD20EADS
Adata SX8200 Pro 1TB
HGST 6TB Deskstar